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IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(4): 212-215
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1147

Exploring the Behavioral Intention of Vaccination against COVID-19 Using the Theory of Planned Behavior

Fen-Fen Huang* and Yi-Horng Lai

Abstract—People’s attitudes towards vaccines and beliefs about infectious disease prevention are closely related to the design and effectiveness of prevention strategies. This study explores Taiwanese people’s views on COVID-19 vaccines, beliefs about infectious disease prevention, and people's acceptance of vaccinations extent and influencing factors. This study is mainly aimed at the people in the Greater Taipei area as the research subject. The convenience sampling method is used to investigate the willingness of the people to receive the new coronary pneumonia vaccine. The relevant data is collected through the google online questionnaire. The study found that people’s attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control and behavioral intentions, social trust, health awareness, and expected emotions towards vaccination against COVID-19 were partially significant due to demographic variables. People’s attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control have positive effects on behavioral intentions.

Index Terms—Behavioral intention, COVID-19, theory of planned behavior (TPB)

Fen Fen Huang and Yi-Horng Lai are with the Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
*Correspondence: fl005@mail.aeust.edu.tw (F.F.H.)


Cite: Fen-Fen Huang and Yi-Horng Lai, "Exploring the Behavioral Intention of Vaccination against COVID-19 Using the Theory of Planned Behavior," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 212-215, 2023.

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